Joseph James Jones



Joseph James Jones, 88, of Wallace left this earthly life for his eternal rest on Thursday, May 4, 2017 from Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center.

He was born August 14, 1928 in Pender County and was the son of the late Jim and Bessie Johnson Jones. He was also predeceased by his loving wife, Mildred Padgett Jones and son, Michael Dean Jones.

Mr. Jones attended Penderlea School and later farmed in Pender County. He was also employed with Burlington Mills and later went to work with Steveco Knits until his retirement.

Surviving, is his devoted children, Randy Jones and wife, Lynne of Willard, Travis Jones of Willard and Diane Jones Mills and husband, Lawrence of Watha; grandchildren, Lisa R. Jones, Amy J. Sholar, Britt Jones, Susan M. Parks and Jerry L. Mills, III; great grandchildren, Kinsley Parks, Jerry L. Mills, IV, Taylor E. Jones, Lauren J. Sholar, Wesley Sholar and Evan James Jones; sisters, Melva J. Matthews, Llewellyn J. Knowles and Elsie J. Nicholson and numerous extended family and friends.

James was a loving father and caring grandfather who loved his family dearly. He was a simple man who was loved and respected not only by his family but by others that knew him. Being an avid outdoorsman, James enjoyed fishing, hunting, but his passion was growing peanuts. He was the happiest when he was doing simple things like tending to his peanuts and spending time with his children and grandchildren. James will surely be missed but cherished memories of him will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved him.

A Celebration of life will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Watha United Methodist Church with Pastor John Fedoronko officiating.

The family will receive friends from 10:00am to 11:00am, one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church.

Interment will follow the funeral service in Watha United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be given to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

The family would like to extend their thanks and appreciation to special caregivers, Bernice, Felicia and Joyce and to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center for their kindness and compassionate care they gave to their loved one.

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Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Wallace.